Marc FerrantiExecutive News Editor, IDG News Service

Marc Ferranti is executive news editor of the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

Wall Street Beat: Tech Stocks Show Some Resilience

Despite an unusual earnings miss Thursday by Internet bellwether Google, continuing geopolitical turmoil and disappointing news for the PC market, IT is...

RIM's PlayBook Faces Mixed Reception Ahead of Launch

Research in Motion executives came out in force Thursday evening in New York, playing hosts at the industry launch of the PlayBook tablet in an effort to...

Wall Street Beat: Underlying Confidence Marks Tech Sector

Another strong earthquake in Japan Thursday and rising oil prices caused turmoil in the markets this week, but there still appears to be strong underlying...

Appeals Court Knocks Down Verizon Net Neutrality Challenge

An appeals court Monday dismissed Verizon's challenge of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's December net neutrality ruling, calling it premature.

Wall Street Beat: IT Earnings Boost Market Confidence

Oracle, Red Hat and Micron earnings, along with good macroeconomic news, are pumping oxygen into tech stocks after the tragic March 11 earthquake in Japan...

AT&T to Acquire T-Mobile USA for $39 Billion

AT&T plans to acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $39 billion, the companies announced Sunday.

Wall Street Beat: Quake Rocks Tech Stocks

The devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11 took a tragic toll on human life but also rocked markets this week, sending shares of...

Wall Street Beat: IBM, Apple Riding High

Passing the second anniversary of the Great Recession's market low this week, the technology sector remains a pillar for corporate revenue and investor...

Wall Street Beat: Tablets, Big Data Shape IT Economics

News from Apple and Teradata along with various economic forecasts this week show that at seemingly opposite ends of the technology-product spectrum, non-PC...

Wall Street Beat: Enterprise Trumps Consumer IT Sales

Repeating what has been a familiar pattern for the past six months, tech earnings and market forecasts this week show that while enterprise IT sales, especially...

Wall Street Beat: Tech Earnings Help Buoy Markets

Tech vendor results this week reinforced the perception that business spending would fuel IT sales this year, and helped indexes head for a third straight week...

Wall Street Beat: NYSE, Deutsche Börse Highlight Tech Role

Blame it on technology. The news this week that Deutsche Börse is close to effectively buying the New York Stock Exchange, a centuries-old symbol of American...

Wall Street Beat: Business Software, E-commerce Shine

With most tech bellwethers having reported financial results, the earnings season is coming to a close, but BMC, NetSuite, AOL and IAC results this week offered...

Wall Street Beat: Tech Earnings Stay Strong

Financial results from Microsoft, SAP, EMC, AT&T, Verizon and other tech vendors this week reinforced optimism that 2011 is shaping up to be a strong year...

Wall Street Beat: Earnings, Personnel Changes Rock IT

Apple, Google, IBM and AMD announced quarterly results this week, as personnel news trumped earnings reports.